An investment of US$7.5 million contributed by Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (Conacyt) will create 7 specialized laboratories for the aerospace industry; one of them will be in charge of Chihuahua-based heat treatments supplier HT-MX, according to a report by El Diario de Chihuahua.
The rest will be built at Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo León and ITESM, Campus Monterrey, says the report.
HT-MX's general director, Humberto Ramos, said that 7 laboratories are already in the process of installation, all will be focused on additive technologies and manufacturing which is the trend in aerospace industry and range from x-ray analysis for 3D parts, development of 3D inclusion techniques and post-printing processes.
The infrastructure in Chihuahua will be developed at the HT-MX premises.
The facility will perform isostatic hot pressing process, necessary to give certain properties of hardness, elimination of pores, increase the partial or total resistance to the parts made with additive technologies and manufactured in 3D, among others.
Ramos assured that HT-MX will contribute as well with around US$3.0 million for the lab set up.
HT-MX Tratamientos Secundarios was founded in 2012 as Procesos Térmicos HTMX, S. A. P. I. de C. V. in the city of Chihuahua by the vision of local industrial entrepreneurs fill in a gap in the local and national manufacturing supply chain.
Since its beginnings, HT-MX has strived for quality and reliability while keeping a lean operation in order to guarantee the best price possible. It operates under a strict AS9100 Rev. D and ISO 9001:2015 certified Quality System.